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General Discussion Area / Re: What A Way To Go....
« on: 26 January 2023, 07:14:57 »
Idiots and aircraft. Never a good combination, but Darwin has always been on top of that one. ::)

That is shocking.

We have a friend in the East Midlands. Her neighbour is a good example. She has a good life on state support and a son who doesnt work. The reason? “ He openly admits he wouldnt be able to get up in a morning” They have streaming services.

The amount payable from the benefits system should be capped at what the recipient would otherwise be worth in the labour market, minus a percentage that ensures they do get up in the morning.

General Discussion Area / Re: 4G congestion advice
« on: 23 January 2023, 07:31:38 »
Different network?

I would think that nheighbours streaming would only affect your connection if they are using your connection because it is via a sim, so effectively a personal connection rather than shared from the landline connection.  :-\

Back haul network is always the bottleneck, more users less to go around  :y

Yes, there's nothing "personal" about a mobile network. You are all sharing a limited resource (often quite limited in a rural area).

As said, if they've added some 5G it will likely have reduced the local 4G capacity, so might be useful to get ahead of the trend and get a 5G capable router.

Sadly, the network is probably not making enough money from a rural cell to convince them to spend significant money upgrading it.

General Discussion Area / Re: This will amuse you
« on: 21 January 2023, 10:58:41 »
Knowing the place as I do, it doesnt surprise me in the slightest.  ::)

It was bad enough when I graduated in '92. ;D

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 20 January 2023, 15:02:41 »
French badged, but Toyota stamped all over the engine parts.  ;)
998cc engine. Ive had motorbikes with bigger engines.  ;D
£20 a year road tax.
MOT two days ago. Passed with no advisories.
84000 miles on the clock.
ULEZ exempt.
Had to spend a grand on it though.  :D

Good choice! I rather like these. Most of the ones I've seen under a grand have been total sheds. That sounds like a goodun though. And much less to go wrong than with dear Pierre 😉

I know a few people with them. They fall into the categorys of either not knowing how to open the bonnet / get them serviced or not caring, so if you've found one that has been looked after, well done!

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: 12V Pumps in Cooling System
« on: 19 January 2023, 20:13:33 »
The climate panel can be configured to work with or without the pump, if memory serves, so the replacement panel might not have the correct config (although I'd be surprised, since most late UK cars had the pump).

Omega General Help / Re: Headlight adjuster replacement.
« on: 19 January 2023, 20:06:01 »
Wait until SWMBO goes out.  :y

General Car Chat / Re: Bending a rod
« on: 19 January 2023, 19:21:04 »

You don't necessarily have to drive at speed to enjoy twisties.  :y 


.. but if you do, you enjoy it more. ;)

General Discussion Area / Re: What has P*ssed you off today?
« on: 19 January 2023, 19:20:22 »
The A32. One bellend turns his car over on some ice and they close the whole road for a week. 2 other roads in the area all closed for long periods closing off a couple of the alternative routes and my commute (when I CBA to do it) has turned into a nightmare.

.. and we wonder why productivity in this country is p*ss poor.

General Car Chat / Re: Bending a rod
« on: 19 January 2023, 19:14:20 »
An XE does deserve some "enthusiastic" driving round the lanes. :y
Damn right, its a hoot in the twisties, even in her under powered version.  Still, a mere 163bhp means you have to no slow down for the bends  >:D

See, this is where we differ. You are still hooning around like a teenager whereas I am genuinely remorseful and haven’t driven at speed since …….. well …… Monday as it happens, but that’s not the point.  :)

You don't necessarily have to drive at speed to enjoy twisties.  :y

The bit where you have to drive at speed is to get past all the utter, utter dullards who driver everywhere at 35 MPH whether it be dark, light, rain, dry, past a school, on black ice.

General Discussion Area / Re: What has P*ssed you off today?
« on: 17 January 2023, 00:28:28 »
A British General has said that sending tanks and weapons to Ukraine has weakened Britains ability to respond to an attack from Russia.

No sh1t sherlock. In my conspiracy theory of some months ago, the West sends weapons to the Ukraine and fails to gear up replacement production. Russia softens up the West for a year then the Chinese kick off along with North Korea. Game over. Russia moves Poseiden into place this month. Hypersonic missiles too.
The stuff we're sending to Ukraine would be no use to us against the Russians. You've just mentioned hypersonic missiles, tanks don't shoot them down. We have our own missiles and, judging from the way basic Ukrainian stuff managed to get 300 miles into Russian territory with even being noticed, they would get where we wanted them to.

Lets hope you are right. The German co that make Leopard tanks say if sent , it will be 2024 before they could be replaced.
I think we'll have glassed the northern hemisphere over long before we need tanks to fend off the Russians. ;)

General Discussion Area / Re: What has P*ssed you off today?
« on: 16 January 2023, 21:21:41 »
My blood pressure pills gave me palpitations until I got used to them.
MSG is the main culprit now. Some takeaways must really go for it because it only happens when I eat certain meals from certain takeaways.
you best avoid processed food then Uncle Stemo

stick to boiled sprouts, cabbage , fish etc
your heart will be fine , you'll just die of boredom

.. or uncontrollable flatulence.

General Car Chat / Re: Oh...the penny has finally dropped
« on: 16 January 2023, 21:17:53 »
My last house had a wood and bakelite CU and while I was in the process of adding a circuit for a new kitchen the wooden frame fell apart in my hands and left me holding the bakelite remains with it all still live. I decided the best course of action was to pull the main fuse and be damned with the lead seal. Fitted a new CU and never got round to getting the seal replaced. It got done at the next meter change without attracting any comment.

General Car Chat / Re: Bending a rod
« on: 16 January 2023, 21:11:09 »
I think Mrs TB is a very lucky woman!  :y

Afterall, duct taping an old cornflake box to the o/s of the boot would have done the same job.  ;D

Using some stick-on velcro to attach a box to the boot carpet would actually work.
Not around the lanes ;D

An XE does deserve some "enthusiastic" driving round the lanes. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: What has P*ssed you off today?
« on: 16 January 2023, 18:32:22 »
Is that your air/food ratio?😂

I never realised that was a thing, but, now I do, I believe I may be running a little rich. ;D

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